Hong Kong, Oct. 12 – United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron, has praised Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata for his success at the September 20 presidential elections.
Cameron said in a letter dated October 10, 2011, “I write to congratulate you on your success at the presidential elections in Zambia on 20 September. The transparent and peaceful manner in which they were conducted is a major success for democracy in Zambia and is an example to others in the region and across Africa.’’
“The UK and Zambia have a strong bilateral relationship built on deep foundations going back many years, and we are keen to work closely with you. I hope my Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham, will be able to visit Zambia soon, so that we can begin discussions with you on key areas of co-operation,’’ read Cameron’s letter.
He said, “I hope we can encourage British investment in Zambia, and a greater flow of trade between our two countries. Trade and integration within Africa is also critically important for tackling poverty in the region, and we look forward to supporting you in taking this forward over the next few years. We also hope to continue to work with your Government as a committed development partner to Zambia.’’